The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board. The agency and its staff are committed to improving the quality of life for all South Carolinians by protecting and promoting the health of the public and the environment.
Quick help with popular topics
You can find the most up-to-date information about coronavirus disease 2019 on DHEC's COVID-19 webpage. This page includes information such as:
- Guidance for travel
- Use CDC’s booster tool to know when a booster is needed.
- Need a vaccine record? See our FAQs.
- Looking for SC data? It’s available here.
- Need at-home rapid antigen tests? No cost tests are available at most DHEC public health departments and at covidtests.gov.
- DHEC does not receive or track home test results.
- Have a general question? Call the Care Line at 1-855-472-3432, 8 a.m.- 6 p.m., weekdays.
- Find a vaccine: vaccine locator or call 1-855-472-3432.
More ways to contact us
Select the office or clinic heading to find a location near you.
Permits and licenses (food service, air, septic tanks, land and water, construction), rabies investigations, environmental regulatory matters
Appointments for services—family planning, immunizations (shots), Sexually Transmitted Diseases/HIV, Tuberculosis (TB) tests, or Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
Birth, death, marriage, and divorce certificates
Every concern, complaint or report is reviewed and acted on according to the agency’s regulatory authority—what regulations, laws or statutes allow DHEC to do.
Use this tool to report concerns related to chemical spills, oil spills, or fish kills; restaurants, delis, meat markets, etc.; pollution; open burning or dumping; coastal issues; dam safety; drinking water; wastewater; solid or hazardous waste; stormwater or general water quality; pools; mining; abandoned boats; animal bites; asbestos; etc.
Health facilities and CNA abuse complaints
Use the complaint forms to report concerns about health facilities, providers, professionals, and services such as assisted living facilities, home health, hospice, hospitals, nursing homes, emergency medical services, and other health-related concerns.
For DHEC-licensed health facilities only: Report Accidents/Incidents
DHEC-licensed health facilities must report accidents and incidents using this application in accordance with the applicable state licensing regulation. Health facilities must separately satisfy any applicable CMS accident and incident reporting requirements in accordance with CMS regulations. Community members should use the complaint forms listed above to submit a complaint about DHEC-licensed health facilities.
See our guidance for submitting a privacy complaint if you believe that DHEC has violated the privacy or security of health or other confidential information.
If you’re having trouble with or difficulty using our website, please let our webmaster know.
Our Freedom of Information (FOI) Office can assist you with copies of public records.
Controlled Substances Information
See our guidance for Controlled Substances. Providers and facilities can submit request, verifications, site inspections and complaints and other additional information.